City Graphic Tee & Pencil Skirt: Denim Chastity Belt

City graphic tee, black pencil skirt and ankle boots.

A little over a year ago, I wrote a post about a denim “trend” that I could not even begin to fathom…


…the Wedgie Jeans. Ya, I’m pretty sure that Wedgie Jeans really never became a “trend”. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for trends and trying new things in regard to style. For example all things pink, sleeves with ruffles, slouchy off the shoulder sweaters, tulle skirts with sneakers…yep, those are fashion ideas that I can get behind.

Even when a cool style idea takes off and becomes a trend, that doesn’t mean it’s a cool idea for everybody. We all have different tastes and different styles, so no, not necessarily everyone will be getting behind the latest new idea in fashion. I have to say though, I think I may have happened upon something that I’m pretty sure almost no one, will be waiting in line for like it’s the latest Target designer collaboration. Are you ready for it? Thong jeans. You read that right. Thong jeans.

What exactly are thong jeans? Basically, it’s a pair of jeans comprised of only the leg seams, the crotch seam, the hem and a waistband. I kid you not…take a gander here. Now that you’re back, even if you don’t swear, you gotta be thinking “seriously, wtf”? That my friends, takes distressed denim to an entirely new level does it not? That denim is not only distressed, it’s begging to be put out of it’s misery. And I know that runway models have that broody “I’m too cool for the world” look down to an art form, but did you see that poor girl’s face? She looks like she’s thinking, “What did I do to be the girl that has to walk the runway in a denim chastity belt?”

That’s the beauty of fashion though, to each their own. And I’m sure that somewhere in the world, there is an adventurous soul that can’t wait to get her hands on a pair. Me though? Pretty sure I’m going to have to pass on this one, but if I change my mind I know where my scissors are…


It’s no secret that my favorite way to put together an outfit is mixing pieces that one might not think to put together. For example this city graphic tee, slouchy ankle boots and a pencil skirt. Typically, at least for me, when I think “pencil skirt”, I think business not fun. But pair a pencil skirt with a tee shirt and unexpected shoes and you’ve got fun.

I found the tee at the Pittsburgh Flea this summer. It’s a design by a graphic artist who does a lot of art revolving around city-scapes; skylines, prominent buildings and things like that. The tee I’m wearing is one of his designs featuring places of worship in Pittsburgh. His work includes scenes from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus and Akron, Ohio. It was just so cool that I couldn’t resist. I also have the same print framed and hanging in my bedroom.


The key to a good tee shirt/pencil skirt combo is getting the right mix of casual and professional. The pencil skirt adds the professional piece, but to get the right amount of casual just a plain tee won’t do…a graphic tee of some sort works best. If you work in an environment where this would be too casual, switch out the boots for pumps and throw a blazer over top and you’re good to go.


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City graphic tee, black pencil skirt and ankle boots.City graphic tee, black pencil skirt and ankle boots. City graphic tee, black pencil skirt and ankle boots.City graphic tee, black pencil skirt and ankle boots. City graphic tee, black pencil skirt and ankle boots.City graphic tee, black pencil skirt and ankle boots. City graphic tee, black pencil skirt and ankle boots.City graphic tee, black pencil skirt and ankle boots. City graphic tee, black pencil skirt and ankle boots.

Skirt: Target (Similar);  Tee: Chris Deighan Art via Pittsburgh Flea;  Boots: Qupid (Similar); Jacket: GAP (Similar)

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  1. 10.23.2017 / 2:33 am

    What!!! Come on, no one is gonna wear that! Is there?
    Awful. I don’t think I’ve seen you in a pencil skirt before and I think it’s fabulous. I love pencil skirts! And I love to wear them like you do. Fantastic look!

  2. 10.23.2017 / 4:37 am

    Ewwwwwwww, the thong jeans are gross! Yes, to each his own but I am hoping each person who wears these keeps his/her own private parts private! I fear lots of exposure with this trend. Hmmmm…
    Anyhow, I LOVE your graphic tee and skirt combo – your photos are stunning – love your hair!
    Happy Monday friend!
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  3. 10.23.2017 / 8:46 am

    Good grief. What will they think of next? This is a case of the Emperor’s Clothes. I guess they really believe we will wear anything as long as it comes down a runway.

    Part of me wondered what happened to all the bits they cut out. I sure hope they made something out of them and didn’t just toss them.

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  4. 10.23.2017 / 8:49 am

    What I want to know is where you find this stuff Debbie??? I can depend on you to keep me in the loop, I guess!! LOL
    And considering how much I never wore t-shirts before blogging, it’s been amazing to me how perfect they are with almost anything!!
    And that leopard belt it perfect too!!
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  5. 10.23.2017 / 1:00 pm

    I’m wondering – Why even bother? I’m thinking it’s a trend we won’t see the average person wearing! I’m also wondering where in the world you would wear them?! I think I’ll take a pass!

    You always look terrific and today’s post is no exception Debbie!


  6. 10.23.2017 / 9:52 pm

    What the junk is the point of this jeans? They don’t even translate on the runway, much less real life. You on the other hand… always give relevant inspiration!
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  7. 10.25.2017 / 7:59 am

    I’ve got a pair of thong jeans! (Just kidding). Seriously cool look in the skirt and tee.

  8. 10.27.2017 / 1:20 pm

    First. NOOOOooooooo! hehe. Had to get that out of my system. Now denim thongs!!!

    ok, I feel better. Deb, love the mix here of a graphic tee and pencil skirt. your hair looks great too! i think I am going to have to get one of those tees, I love it , and need one since my long gone Pittsbureeze t shirt was my favorite. Great design. Also love the addition of the leopard belt .
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx